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Old 06-10-2014, 12:51 PM
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Gadgets (Weather and others) on '14 528?

How do I get the Gadgets (weather and otherwise) to show up on the Nav system?

I test drove a '14 528 and on the split screen portion of the Nav, the weather Gadget (or was it called Widget?) was on the screen. Very cool.

So impressed (not with Gadget, the car in general), I took another similarly equipped '14 528 home with me. Premium was on there and BMW Online and BMW Assist and BMW Apps show up in the features list.

But I can't for the life of me find the Gadget in the lists, like I did with that test drive car.

I just enabled ConnectedDrive today (by SOS button.)

So, what am I missing?
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:46 PM
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How do I get the Gadgets (weather and otherwise) to show up on the Nav system?

I test drove a '14 528 and on the split screen portion of the Nav, the weather Gadget (or was it called Widget?) was on the screen. Very cool.

So impressed (not with Gadget, the car in general), I took another similarly equipped '14 528 home with me. Premium was on there and BMW Online and BMW Assist and BMW Apps show up in the features list.

But I can't for the life of me find the Gadget in the lists, like I did with that test drive car.

I just enabled ConnectedDrive today (by SOS button.)

So, what am I missing?
In the list of split screen choices you should see "BMW online widgets". That's the one you want.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:26 PM
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Here's how I do it:
Press the Option button underneath the iDrive knob
Press down on the iDrive knob to select Split Screen
Rock the iDrive knob to the right to get over to the righthand screen (press the knob sideways, not down)
Press down on the iDrive knob to see the Split Screen content
Then as the post above indicated, scroll down and select BMW Online Widgets
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I think the problem was my impatience. The BMW Assist person said it would take a day to show up. I did this:
  • iDrive
  • Options
  • ConnectedDrive
  • Rock to the Right
  • "Update BMW...." (I think it said Assist, though it might have said BMW Online)

Once I did that, the Widgets showed up.

I bet if I woulda waited a day, they woulda showed up.

Thanks for the replies. Happy owner of an F10 (for the second time!), following 2 x E60's, an E39 (and the off E90, when I thought I was younger than I am). Just wish they still made these things in MT...
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:20 AM
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I do have BMW on-line and the weather widgets etc.. but I do not get the BMW On line widgets as a selection for the split screen.
Is this something I need to activate via coding.
I have a 2102 UK spec M5 think it's CIC
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:01 AM
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I do have BMW on-line and the weather widgets etc.. but I do not get the BMW On line widgets as a selection for the split screen.
Is this something I need to activate via coding.
I have a 2102 UK spec M5 think it's CIC
pretty sure its something they added with NBT
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